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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Orlando by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Orlando  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Orlando (MCO) MDW - MCO

$134 - $757

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Orlando  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Orlando (MCO) ORD - MCO

$54 - $287

6 alternative options

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Orlando  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Orlando (MCO) MKE - MCO

$162 - $413

Train to South Bend, fly to Orlando Sanford  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Orlando Sanford (SFB) SBN - SFB

$253 - $585

Bus  •  25h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Atlanta "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta to Orlando "Greyhound"

$121 - $172

Bus via S Orange Blossom Trail And 45Th Street  •  27h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Atlanta "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Orlando, FL - Orange Blossom Center Atlanta

$116 - $177

Train  •  41h 19m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Orlando Silver Meteor / ...

$184 - $260

Drive  •  18h 59m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Orlando 1159 miles

$110 - $170

Chicago to Orlando by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago and Orlando is around 28h 10m and covers a distance of around 1179 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 25h 55m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically 12 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
28h 10m
Fastest bus time:
25h 55m
Buses per week:
12
Cheapest price:
$121
Carbon emissions:
235 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:30
Last bus departs at:
22:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Orlando bus schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Orlando is to fly which costs $50 - $290 and takes 5h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Orlando is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs $130 - $800.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Orlando. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Orlando via Atlanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Orlando. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Orlando via Alexandria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 19m.

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The distance between Chicago and Orlando is 992 miles. The road distance is 1159 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Orlando without a car is to bus which takes 25h 5m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Chicago to Orlando, including transfers.

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Chicago to Orlando bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Orlando train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Orlando is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs $130 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 25h 5m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $260 and takes 41h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Orlando.
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  • Distance: 991.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Orlando, FL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Orlando hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Orlando via Atlanta in around 25h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Orlando via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from South Bend to Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Train from Alexandria to Orlando
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Seat
$190 - $280
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Bus from Atlanta to Orlando
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Chicago Amtrak to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Orlando, FL - Orange Blossom Center
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Orlando Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Chicago to Orlando bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Orlando station.

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Orlando is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:29 PM in Chicago and 12:29 AM in Orlando.

Chicago to Orlando train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Orlando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Orlando is 1159 miles. It takes approximately 18h 59m to drive from Chicago to Orlando.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Orlando Airport.

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There are 771+ hotels available in Orlando. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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